As we start a new year, I’m passing the baton to Joel Engardio as the new supervisor for District 4. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to serve the Sunset and San Francisco for the past four years. We have spent four years achieving real material wins for working people, changing the trajectory of the Sunset and challenging what is considered possible for this seat, this District and this City.
I am strongly against your plan, promoted by then-District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar, who was defeated in the last election exactly for stunts like this, putting the Bike Coalition over his own constituents, that will remove parking and put a commercial enterprise in a residential neighborhood.
The year is coming to an end, and so too is our time in this office. I’ll have a longer reflection to share in January, but I wanted to thank everyone who made their voices heard in the November election.
November is Veterans Month, and to honor those who make incredible sacrifices in service to our country, I’m proud to introduce the Military Leave Pay Protection Act.
Much has been said about how San Franciscans feel divided, on how controversy and contest fuels much of our local politics, and how we can’t seem to find agreement to get big things, or even basic things, done. In the face of this, finding common sense solutions, building consensus, bridging divides and, yes, compromising offers a real road forward. Here in the Sunset, we’ve been able to find common ground on some of the most hot-button issues to make real progress.
The Sunset Beacon invited the two candidates for District 4 supervisor to share their views with the community.
The race to represent the Sunset District at City Hall is in full sprint mode, with incumbent Gordon Mar hoping to fend off challenger Joel Engardio in the Nov. 8 election.
I’m excited to share that the SF Board of Supervisors adopted my Veterans Affordable Housing Access Act, a new policy that helps prevent homelessness and expands access to affordable housing for veterans.
A budget is a moral document. And our City’s budget, recently signed into law by Mayor London Breed, is not only moral, but balanced – fiscally and ideologically. It reflects a collaborative, constructive and historic investment in addressing the biggest priorities and challenges facing our City.
The SFMTA recently completed the first phase of outreach for the Sunset Neighborways project, taking in feedback from neighbors across the Sunset and from hundreds of parents from neighborhood schools.
There’s no better time to enjoy the enchantment of some of our City’s premier open spaces, and now there’s no barrier to doing it. Last month, I joined Mayor London Breed in sponsoring and passing legislation to make the Gardens of Golden Gate Park free for all San Francisco residents starting April 21.
As I write this, COVID-19 cases have peaked and begun falling, and we appear to have passed the worst of the surge caused by the Omicron variant.
As the pandemic enters its third unrelenting year, we all continue to rely on essential public services more than ever, and we’ve worked hard over the past year to protect and expand those services.
This month, I joined Mayor London Breed for the signing of the City’s $13.2 billion budget. This budget is historic in scale, with critical community investments for a strong and equitable recovery centered on health, safety and housing.
With a unanimous vote the San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently approved a $14.3 million loan agreement to help replace the Police Credit Union building on Irving Street between 26th and 27th avenues …